The Earl Of Shaftesbury

At a meeting in aid of the deaf and dumb held in Dundee, at which Lord

Panmure presided, a number of deaf and dumb children were present and

put through an examination. The question was put on the blackboard, "Who

is the greatest living statesman of Great Britain?" One of the boys

instantly wrote, "The Earl of Shaftesbury." The chairman patted the boy

on the head, and asked, "Why do you think the Earl of Shaftesbury is the

greatest living statesman?" The boy answered, "Because he cares a great

deal for the like of us deaf mutes."